|Project by Planeman40||posted 12-01-2016 12:07 AM||898 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I have reached the age where I am building things for my grandchildren. Here is a doll house I just completed for my granddaughter. It is all scratch built, no kit, and the size is smaller than the standard one inch per foot scale. The theme of the doll house is of a Bavarian type “enchanted” cottage. I referred to Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ film of 1939 for inspiration for the carvings on the vertical and horizontal posts and beams of the house and the front door. I also made a replica of Dopey’s organ that was played in the film. The front door needed the hinges from the front door of the seven dwarfs cottage. I made these from brass. The carved characters are dressed in 1900 era clothing. Due to the small size, the carvings and details were challenging to make and decorate. After all of the work invested in the project, I decided to make a protective box to store it in and also act as a viewing stand. All of the artwork is mine.
The following are the dimensions:
Doll House: 16” wide x 16” tall
Father figure: 4” tall
Mother figure: 3 5/8” tall
Boy figure: 2 3/4” tall
Girl figure: 2 1/2” tall
Dopey’s Organ: 3 3/4” wide x 4 3/8” tall
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